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‘I Don’t Believe Jesus Would Have Made the Cake’: Christian Baker Whose Case Is at Supreme Court Speaks on ‘The View’



‘I’m Not Judging These Two Gay Men’ Jack Phillips Claims

Jack Phillips is a Christian who refuses to bake cakes for same-sex couples’ weddings, insisting that Jesus Christ also would have refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

“I don’t believe that Jesus would have made the cake,” Phillips told “The View” late last week, as HuffPost reports. He says he’s not judging anyone, it’s merely about his First Amendment rights of free expression as an artist. Phillips says he also won’t bake cakes for Halloween, or for “adult-themed parties,” and when asked, he said he would refuse to bake a cake for the KKK.

“I serve everybody all the time but I don’t make every cake for every event that’s required,” he says. “It’s a difficult thing to be in my position and know that somebody is requesting something that I can’t in good conscience do.”

He has lost every court case in Colorado, but his attorney, Kristen Waggoner, from the anti-gay hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, keeps pushing his case further and further. Finally, after refusing to decide whether or not to take his case ten times, the Supreme Court with its newest member, Neil Gorsuch, agreed last week to hear it.

“I believe the Bible clearly teaches marriage is between one man and one woman,” Phillips told the co-hosts on “The View.”

“I’m not judging these two gay men who came in. I’m just trying to preserve my right as an artist to decide which artistic endeavors I’m going to do and which ones I’m not.”

That may sound OK, but Phillips and his attorney are under the mistaken belief that his baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is tantamount to endorsing their wedding, which it’s not. And when someone owns a business, they are licensed by the state, and obligated to follow the state’s laws.

“If it violates your religious freedom to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple,” co-host Jedediah Bila asked, “do you then, when straight couples come in, ask them if they’ve had a child out of wedlock for example, if they participate in pre-marital sex, because where do you draw the line then?”

Phillips’ response?

“I don’t judge people when they come in.”

Some would disagree.

Waggoner has repeatedly misrepresented the case and consequences against Barronelle Stutzman, often saying that the  Washington florist stands to lose everything, including her home, business, and life savings, because she refused to do the flowers for a same-sex couple’s wedding. In reality, the court tried several times to settle with Stutzman, first allowing her to pay just $2000, then later lowering that to $1000, if she agreed to stop discriminating.

Thanks to Waggoner, she has refused. The Alliance Defending Freedom did a great job promoting Stutzman’s case, and fundraising off it.

In April, Waggoner told ABC News, “There is no evidence that those who identify as gay or lesbian have been denied service,” despite representing clients who have denied people who identify as gay or lesbian service.

On “The View,” Waggoner did it again.

She first claimed there are other “artists” who are “facing jail time” for refusing to serve same-sex couples. No one has been jailed for refusing to serve same-sex couples, although Phoenix law does allow at the extreme a six-month jail sentence, which has never been imposed.

And referring to Stutzman, again, Waggoner claimed “she’ll lose everything she has,” which is so incredibly inaccurate. She didn’t bother to mention the courts have tried to settle with her already.

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Trump Files Sweeping Legal Motion to Try to Block Georgia Grand Jury Findings and District Attorney Fani Willis



Attorneys for Donald Trump Monday morning filed a sweeping 483-page legal motion asking a Georgia court to block any report from the Fulton County special grand jury and any evidence the grand jury may find, and to force District Attorney Fani Willis to recuse in the investigation into his unlawful attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in that state.

The Daily Beast’s Jose Pagliery first reported the filing. The Atlanta Journal Constitution also reports Trump’s attorneys have filed the motion.

Lawfare Blog’s Anna Bower, who has been covering the Fulton County case, calls the filing “mammoth.”

The news comes just hours after reports District Attorney Willis could be considering RICO, or conspiracy and racketeering charges against Trump.

READ MORE: ‘This Man Is a Criminal’: George Conway Busts GOP’s ‘Completely Ridiculous’ Trump Defense

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‘RICO’: Trump Could Be Facing Racketeering and Conspiracy Charges Used to Prosecute Organized Crime



Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis is reportedly considering RICO charges against Donald Trump in her probe of his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, CNN reports. RICO charges are generally used when prosecuting organized crime cases.

“The reason that I am a fan of RICO is, I think jurors are very, very intelligent,” Willis had said last year about a different case. “They want to know what happened. They want to make an accurate decision about someone’s life. And so RICO is a tool that allows a prosecutor’s office and law enforcement to tell the whole story.”

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, a law professor and an NBC News/MSNBC contributor, Monday morning on Twitter, pointing to CNN’s report, said Willis “is seriously considering a RICO charge.” She repeated that claim on MSNBC shortly after.

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CNN reports, “Investigators have a large volume of substantial evidence related to a possible conspiracy from inside and outside the state, including recordings of phone calls, emails, text messages, documents, and testimony before a special grand jury. Their work, the source said, underscores the belief that the push to help Trump was not just a grassroots effort that originated inside the state.”

On-air Monday morning, CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig, a former federal and state prosecutor, explained conspiracy, racketeering, and RICO, saying, “conspiracy” is “a loaded word. But all it really means is an agreement, a meeting of the minds between two or more people to commit a crime.”

But he added, “if we go up to racketeering, now, this is a really powerful tool the prosecutors use. What you have to do is show two things. First of all, the existence of what we call a racketeering enterprise, that can be a Mafia family, that can be a drug trafficking organization, but it could also be a corporation or a political entity, and then you have to show that they engage in what we call a pattern of racketeering activity, meaning that they committed two or more crimes in an organized fashion, which brings us to this other new piece of information. There’s a third phone call we already know about, of course, the infamous phone call to Brad Raffensperger. ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes.’ There’s also a public recording of Donald Trump talking to this investigator, Francis Watson, when he tells her, ‘when the right answer comes out, you’ll be praised.'”

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“Now we know, Trump also called the former Georgia Speaker of the House asking him to convene a special session,” Honig continued. “As we know we’ve heard from some of the grand jurors special grand jurors who’ve come out, they’ve told us that they recommended indictments for more than a dozen people.”

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‘This Man Is a Criminal’: George Conway Busts GOP’s ‘Completely Ridiculous’ Trump Defense



George Conway ripped Republicans for defending lifelong “criminal” Donald Trump against a looming indictment in New York.

The ex-president apparently expects to be charged in the Stormy Daniels hush money payoff, and the conservative attorney told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he richly deserves it.

“The Republicans are behaving like complete disgraces,” Conway said. “They’re basically saying that, by saying that Trump is being persecuted, they’re essentially saying, you can’t touch Trump and Trump is above the law. Whatever slack you might have wanted to cut a former president, that was gone after Jan. 6. This man is a recidivist criminal, he’s committed fraud all his life, he’s lied all of his life.”

“This Stormy Daniels thing was something he cooked up,” Conway added. “The notion that [Michael] Cohen is going to be discredited on it is ridiculous given the paper trail. We see the checks signed by Donald Trump. It’s hard to say he is being picked on for paying $130,000 in hush money to a porn star and concealing that and using a straw donor, which was Cohen, to do that, and saying he’s being persecuted somehow when no one has ever done that it is completely ridiculous.”

RELATED: Georgia weighs slapping Trump with racketeering charges: CNN

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